PIETER POURBUS

Pieter Pourbus (1523-1584).

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SALVATOR MUNDI

Salvator Mundi, Latin for Saviour of the World, is a subject in iconography depicting Christ with his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holding an orb surmounted by a cross, known as a globus cruciger, symbolizing the Earth.

 

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Salvator Mundi by Andrea Previtali

 

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by Raphael Sanzio

 

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by Carlo Crivelli

 

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by Titian

 

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by Antonello da Messina

 

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by Giovanni Belini

 

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” (below) will go on auction on November 15 and is reportedly the last painting by the Renaissance artist in private hands. It is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo.

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‘Mona Lisa nude sketch’ found in France

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A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says.

The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was previously attributed only to Leonardo da Vinci’s studio.

But experts have found enough clues to suggest the artist worked on both.

Read full article HERE.

SANDRO BOTTICELLI – EXHIBITION

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“Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” explores the dramatic changes in the artist’s style and subject matter—from poetic depictions of classical gods and goddesses to austere sacred themes—reflecting the shifting political and religious climate of Florence during his lifetime.

The exhibition, the largest and most important display of Sandro Botticelli’s works in the United States, features 24 paintings from international lenders and the MFA’s own Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist (about 1500) as well as important loans from Harvard and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

WHEN: April 15, 2017 – July 9, 2017.
WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.

More information HERE.